Wisbech: Appeal Three Months From Murder

Cambridgeshire Police have launched a fresh appeal for information, following the murder of a pensioner in Wisbech.

86 year old Una Crown [pictured - right] was found dead at her home in Magazine Lane on Saturday 12 January.

Tests found Mrs Crown was stabbed to death and then set on fire, in what Police believe was an attempt to destroy any evidence.

Officers will be knocking on doors in Magazine Lane to speak to local residents and asking them to think back to the weekend when Mrs Crown's body was discovered. 

A mobile police station will also be set up in Magazine Lane, and posters advertising the £10,000 Crimestoppers reward for information will also be put up in the area.

A letter from Detective Inspector David Grierson will also be posted to every household in the area. 

DI Grierson said: "This weekend will be the three month anniversary of Mrs Crown's death and we want to remind people that we are still working hard to catch the person responsible.

We believe the key to solving her murder lies within the community and would urge anyone with any information to speak to an officer or visit the mobile police station. 

Any information, no matter how small or trivial it may seem, may prove vital in bringing the person responsible for Mrs Crown's death to justice." 

Mrs Crown had last been seen alive on Friday, January 11, when she went shopping with her family. 

She then spoke to a friend by telephone at 5pm on the Saturday. 

Her body was discovered at 10.45am the following day (January 13).

A £10,000 reward is being offered by independent charity Crimestoppers for information which leads to the arrest and conviction of the killer.

Anyone with any information is asked to call the Major Crime Unit on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.

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